Would you like to take a flight out of Colorado and visit someplace that actually has snow? New super-cheapy flights are making their way to Colorado, sending you on a fun-filled getaway to luxurious Wisconsin.

Coming up in March 2022, an airline with a penchant for delivering super-low rates will offer direct flights from Denver to Wisconsin. From there, you might catch a flight to a couple of Florida destinations including Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota.

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Had to Do a Double-Take When I Heard The Name of the Destination

The headline for yesterday's Post Crescent reads, "Allegiant Air Announces New, Direct Flights from Appleton to Colorado, Florida." I responded by saying, "What?"

If you're not familiar with it, Appleton is the name of a suburb of Grand Junction, Colorado. You'll find it north of the Mesa Mall in the area of 24 Road, just north of I-70. You can imagine my surprise when an article about Colorado mentioned direct flights in and out of Appleton. The only fixtures I can think of in Appleton would be a number of small farms and Dr. Wyatt's chiropractic office.

Fly from Colorado to Wisconsin, Maybe Even Florida

As it turns out, Appleton refers to Appleton International Airport, formerly Outagamie County Regional Airport, an airport located in Greenville, Wisconsin.

According to a press release from Allegiant distributed on Tuesday, December 7, 2021,  flights to Fort Lauderdale begin with one-way fares as low as $49. Flights to Denver and Sarasota start March 11, 2022, with one-way fares as low as $39 and $59, respectively.

The three new routes from Appleton are among nine new nonstop routes revealed by Allegiant via Tuesday's press release.

Theoretical Approach to Planning a Trip from Grand Junction to Ft. Lauderdale

I attempted a poor-mans search to arrange a flight on Allegiant to get me from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. My plan of attack:

  • Grand Junction to Denver
  • Denver to Appleton International Airport
  • Appleton International Airport to Ft. Lauderdale

My results? I came up with absolutely nothing. In other words, the schedules are not in place yet for these flights. Grand Junction to Denver? That you can do right now. As for the rest? March 2022 is still a long way down the road.

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